Gold 1696 Transylvania Rarity Certified by NGC Among Offerings in Maison Palombo Sale

Posted on 10/25/2019

The Swiss auction house offers a host of NGC-graded world and ancient coins.

A 1696 Transylvania Gold 10 Ducats certified by Numismatic Guaranty Corporation® (NGC®)   is among the rare offerings in a November 17, 2019, auction presented by Maison Palombo of Geneva, Switzerland.

This 1696 Transylvania Gold 10 Ducats graded NGC MS 63 has an estimate of 220,000 Swiss Francs (about $223,000 USD).
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The coin, graded NGC MS 63, bears a depiction of Leopold I (1640-1705), who was Holy Roman Emperor and King of Hungary, Croatia and Bohemia, a domain that included much of Central and Eastern Europe.

It has an estimate of 220,000 Swiss Francs (about $223,000 USD).

Maison Palombo’s sale also includes an 1825 platinum French medal graded NGC MS 62 that was struck to mark the coronation of Charles X in Reims that year. The medal is 68 mm in diameter and weighs 375.8 grams and is estimated to realize 140,000 Swiss Francs (about $142,000 USD).

A gold coin from Honduras, an 1895/88 20 Pesos graded NGC XF 45, is estimated to realize 90,000 Swiss Francs (about $91,000 USD).

An older coin included in the sale is a 1642 England Charles I Triple Unite graded NGC AU 55 that has an estimate of 60,000 Swiss Francs (about $60,800 USD).

An even older coin, an Aureus from 43-33 BC with a portrait of Marc Antony, graded NGC Ancients AU★, 5/5 Strike and 5/5 Surface, also has an estimate of 60,000 Swiss Francs (about $60,800 USD).

Another ancient coin, an Aureus from ancient Rome from 177 to 183 AD, during Bruttia Crispina’s reign as empress, is graded NGC Ancients MS, 5/5 Strike and 5/5 Surface. The gold coin has an estimate of 55,000 Swiss Francs (about $56,000 USD).

Other particularly significant NGC-certified coins being offered by Maison Palombo include:

All estimates are by the auction house.

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